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Op-ed: At-risk students aren’t lazy; they’re battling barriers

It’s easy to assume that a high school dropout chose to abandon his or her education. Nevada’s low education ranking on a national scale can also contribute to the myth that our schools are made of unmotivated, disengaged or lazy students — but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many o... Learn More

‘Chow Down for Caps & Gowns’ to help Nevada seniors with graduation costs

"Soon you can get a delicious meal and help local students graduate and head to college 'Chow Down for Caps & Gowns,' a special event that helps Nevada seniors afford graduation-related costs, such as college testing fees, application fees and cap and gown rentals."  

The Power Within 2018

  Students with Communities In Schools work every day to break through obstacles placed in their way, and the CIS site coordinators within those schools help students along the way. Every year, CIS of Southern Nevada hosts The Power Within, an event to celebrate and recognize the huge st... Learn More

Las Vegas students embrace anti-bullying ‘No Place for Hate’

    “The hearts represent a place for students at this school,” said Rhonda Martines, site coordinator for Communities In Schools at Ronzone Elementary. “I wanted them to know that they have a place here. They should feel safe. We are here to help them.”